Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 relates to the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. The dutyholder is generally the person who has, by virtue of a contract or tenancy, an obligation of any extent in relation to the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises or any means of access or egress to or from those premises. In order to properly manage the risk from asbestos the dutyholder must ensure that a suitable and sufficient assessment is made as to whether asbestos is or is liable to be present in the premises.
Where the assessment shows that asbestos is or is liable to be present in any part of the premises the dutyholder must ensure that;
A determination of the risk from that asbestos is carried out;
A written plan identifying those parts of the premises concerned is prepared;
The measures that are taken to manage the risk from the asbestos are specified in the plan.
Management Asbestos Survey A management survey is the standard survey. It’s purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) within a building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition. Previously known as the ‘type 2’ survey the Management Asbestos Survey can be carried out during occupancy and if correct risk assessment procedures are adopted samples can be taken.